Organ donation shortage has been an ongoing problem. But a solution has surfaced. Research shows that the organs of those who have overdosed can be used in organ transplants.In fact, thousands of overdose organs have successfully been transplanted already.The organs are aiding in the reported organ shortage.
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Per @cnnhealth "A rise in organ donations from drug overdose deaths could help America's organ shortage -- but it also shows that between 2000 and 2017, many organs from overdose-death donors were not used to save lives when they could have been." https://t.co/BOrROx2RrC— MMCAP (@MMCAP_Online) April 17, 2018